Transport (Dublin Light Rail) Act, 1996

Trespass on light railway.

19.—(1) A person who trespasses on a light railway that is not on a public road or trespasses on any land, machinery or equipment used for the purposes of the light railway shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding £1,500.

(2) Where a person is charged with an offence under this section in respect of a trespass—

(a) the fact that he or she had not received a personal warning shall not be a ground of defence,

(b) he or she shall not, in any case, be convicted of the offence unless the Board proves to the satisfaction of the Court that, at the date of the trespass there was affixed at the station of the Board nearest to the place where the trespass is alleged to have been committed, a notice (painted on boards or printed, painted or enamelled, on iron or any other material) in legible characters warning persons not to trespass on the light railways of the Board.

(3) No person lawfully crossing a light railway of the Board by means of any accommodation works maintained in pursuance of section 68 of the Railways Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845 , shall be guilty of an offence under this section.